Here's my story... the wife and I are avid hunters. The one thing we have never hunted is duck. We both have wanted to start hunting ducks, but had no clue where to start. Well we decided to stop wishing and start hunting. If we don't have someone to show us the ropes for something, I'm the one that researches and learns every aspect of doing something new, and I am really picky about it. However, this time, we decided that she would be the one that would learn everything there is to know about duck hunting and then teach me. It is KILLING me to stay disconnected from learning anything about duck hunting before I go into the field, but I am keeping a distance and I will let her lead us both to feast or famine.
She has done a ton of research, read countless things, and even attended the Advanced Becoming an Outdoors Women - Duck Hunting class. The one thing I do know, is that she is not a member on here and does not know how to use it as a resource. As such, I am going behind her back to post this (I know, bad right). So here goes... we have ATVs, a retriever, and we can hike for miles. We have no problem hiking many miles for a descent place. My only question relates to location suggestions (which I will only toss out to her as a suggestion of, "I heard XXX may be a good place to hike our butts off for a duck" if her first couple places result in goose eggs). Knowing the situation, where would you recommend a good place to start?
I fully expect a steep learning curve here and I'm kind of excited to see how well she handles it and "teaches" me to hunt ducks. Even a single duck on any outing will be reason for a party when we are done! And if you have a wife or girlfriend that loves duck hunting and would be willing to take someone under their wing, let me know... although I'm not sure how I would tell her I was creeping on here without her knowing.
I appreciate any help.